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Patagonia Barely Baggies Women’s Shorts Review

Patagonia Barely Baggies Women’s Shorts Review

I recently had a chance to test out Patagonia's newest addition to their women's shorts line, the Barely Baggies. I'm sure most people in the hiking world have heard of...

Jul 14, 2022 : Jenn Wall
Chapter 0: The Blacks

Chapter 0: The Blacks

—Prologue—    I’ve written 3 posts since hitting Kennedy Meadows South in late April 2022 and never truly introduced myself or my wife. We’ve simply been caught up in surviving...

Jun 27, 2022 : Wesley Black
Climate Change and Preparing for the PCT

Climate Change and Preparing for the PCT

Thru-hiking requires a certain type of perseverance especially as a Sobo PCT hiker. What genre of perseverance does Climate Change issues require?

Jun 22, 2022 : Guest Post
Victor’s AT Hike:  Prep & Equip

Victor’s AT Hike: Prep & Equip

Preparation The Long Trail I feel like I’ve been preparing for a thru hike on the Appalachian Trail all my life: Initial forays onto the AT in Pennsylvania as a...

May 16, 2022 : Victor
Georgia on my Mind… And Chocolate!

Georgia on my Mind… And Chocolate!

It is past midnight right now as I am writing this, and I can't get that Ray Charles song out of my head. In a little less than a week...

May 1, 2022 : Chandler Sam
I Love You Even When Your Feet Stink: 702 Miles on the PCT

I Love You Even When Your Feet Stink: 702 Miles on the PCT

   702 miles- the distance it takes to reach the Kennedy Meadows South pickup location, NOBO. Kennedy is the gateway to the Sierras. On the last 5 mile approach, the...

Apr 30, 2022 : Wesley Black
How My 2019 Hike Ended

How My 2019 Hike Ended

With my start date tomorrow morning it feels like the appropriate time to share the story of how my first PCT attempt ended. I had initially started the hike Northbound,...

Apr 19, 2022 : Nathan Smith
Hiker Intro – Bryan Vanetten/Sonic Boom

Hiker Intro – Bryan Vanetten/Sonic Boom

Introduction Hey everyone! I’m Bryan, going by Sonic Boom while on the AT (more on how I got this name later). Originally I am from the DC suburbs of Virginia,...

Apr 17, 2022 : Sonic Boom
The Beginning of Something Special

The Beginning of Something Special

Hello to everyone out there on The Trek. I'm Zach, longtime follower, first-time blogger here. In 2007 Andrew Skurka completed the 6,875 Mile Great Western Loop, and with respect to...

Apr 9, 2022 : Zach
Let Me Take A Second To Introduce Myself

Let Me Take A Second To Introduce Myself

Hi there, my name is Kelsey Parrish and I'm hiking the Pacific Crest Trail on April 12, 2022! I was born and raised in the Midwest(Indiana) and moved to Colorado...

Apr 8, 2022 : Kelsey Parrish